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The Warrior Soul Podcast

Reclaim your Warrior Spirit. Each week, we'll be discussing tools, tactics, ideas, and strategies to help you strengthen your body, enhance your mind, and dominate life. US Marine Corps Veteran Chris Albert delivers a powerful message: life is too precious to sit idly and watch it go by. The Warrior Soul Podcast was created to help all Veterans, and anyone willing to listen, to live their best lives. Past guests include: Ryan Michler, Ben Greenfield, Remi Adeleke, Chris Bell, and so many more.
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Sep 20, 2019

Everyone and their mother right now in the self-help world is keeping a gratitude journal: writing down three things that they're grateful for every day. 

I've found this helpful in my life, to a point. You can only write down that you're grateful for your family, your health, and the weather so many times before it becomes a meaningless and repetitive exercise. 

What I've found is that you have to find gratitude for the problems in your life as well. They're in front of you for a reason: to make you stronger, smarter, and more resilient. 

This episode will take you through the ins and outs of keeping a gratitude journal that actually means something. 

The Warriors Obituary Society

If you are a man who is searching for deeper meaning in life, consider joining our brotherhood, The Warrior's Obituary Society. This group empowers men to live epic lives worthy of epic obituaries. It consists of an 8 week development program centered on improving your fitness, finances, relationships, and impact on this world. From there, we continue the fight with weekly challenges, workouts, and guidance toward achieving your most valued goals. Learn more at https://courses.warriorbusinessacademy.com/courses/warrior-obituary/.

Support our amazing sponsor, FBOMB Nutrition, and get 20% off of your first order with the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout!

FBOMB makes delicious low carb fat fueled snacks including their amazing macadamia nut butters, oils, meat snacks, and cheese crisps.

They're also amazing people who send boxes of their products overseas to the troops on the front lines.

It's an amazing company and their products are top quality, which is why we have them as a sponsor.

You can also support the show by purchasing supplements from 1stPhorm. They make some of the best supplements in the world.

1stPhorm makes the greatest nutritional supplements in the world. Their Opti-Greens are the mainstay of my own micro-nutritional supplementation program. Whether you're looking to perform better, shed a few pounds, or look like a Greek God, their products will help you along on your way. Click here to shop now.

Sep 18, 2019

Many people live their entire lives without ever actually admitting to themselves what they really want to do. 

Instead, they choose paths that were chosen for them by their parents, by society, or by their schools. 

This, in my opinion, is why so many people end up unhappy. They wake up many years later living lives that they never actually wanted for themselves. 

For those of you who are young, especially those who are just getting out of the military without being married, this episode will help in setting your perspective. 

Your youth is a time when you should explore, take calculated risks, and try new things. You can live on a couch, travel the country, and take jobs that require you to travel. 

The lesson: don't be so eager to settle into life. Take some time to figure out who you really are. 

The Warriors Obituary Society

If you are a man who is searching for deeper meaning in life, consider joining our brotherhood, The Warrior's Obituary Society. This group empowers men to live epic lives worthy of epic obituaries. It consists of an 8 week development program centered on improving your fitness, finances, relationships, and impact on this world. From there, we continue the fight with weekly challenges, workouts, and guidance toward achieving your most valued goals. Learn more at https://courses.warriorbusinessacademy.com/courses/warrior-obituary/.

Support our amazing sponsor, FBOMB Nutrition, and get 20% off of your first order with the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout!

FBOMB makes delicious low carb fat fueled snacks including their amazing macadamia nut butters, oils, meat snacks, and cheese crisps.

They're also amazing people who send boxes of their products overseas to the troops on the front lines.

It's an amazing company and their products are top quality, which is why we have them as a sponsor.

You can also support the show by purchasing supplements from 1stPhorm. They make some of the best supplements in the world.

1stPhorm makes the greatest nutritional supplements in the world. Their Opti-Greens are the mainstay of my own micro-nutritional supplementation program. Whether you're looking to perform better, shed a few pounds, or look like a Greek God, their products will help you along on your way. Click the image below to shop now.

 

Sep 16, 2019

Interview begins: 07:52

Robert Greene is, in my opinion, the most important author of our time while also being one of the most misunderstood.

He is a five-time New York Times Best-Selling Author and his books are studied by celebrities, corporate leaders, and the highest echelons of the military, but this is not what makes his work so important.

Robert Greene 

Robert writes about the most important subject of our day: how to navigate the ins and outs of complicated human dynamics. In an increasingly interconnected world where we are practically staring over each others' shoulders through technology, understanding the concepts that Robert writes about is more important now than it ever was.

That is not to say that anything has truly changed. It's tempting to believe that we, as human beings, can evolve past our primal drive to tear each other down. Using examples throughout history in each of his works, Robert demonstrates that these tendencies have always been a constant and he shows that our modern times, if anything, have exacerbated the effects of these tendencies.

As I mentioned in the introductory paragraph, Robert is also highly misunderstood as an author. His first book, The 48 Laws of Power, was highly praised, but also highly criticized by some because they believed that he was reinforcing our most destructive and dark tendencies. But, as you will discover in this interview, Robert is highly driven to help people to live better lives by understanding the people around them, but more importantly, by understanding themselves.

The discussion in this interview is centered on Robert's latest book, The Laws of Human Nature, which is one of the most valuable books I have read in my life. Robert wants us to understand that we are not "angel-like" creatures descended from Heaven. We are highly capable of treachery, intrigue, and mayhem, and the more we understand this, the better off we'll be.

I also have to say this: I have had many New York Times Best-Selling Authors on this program. Few have brought the sheer passion and desire to help our audience that Robert brought to this interview. You will learn:

  • how Robert found his way to becoming a book writer in his late 30s after holding nearly 80 jobs ranging from construction to private detective work
  • why it's so important that we all become students of human nature
  • how Robert organizes himself to undertake such massive writing projects
  • why studying history is important for success in today's world
  • why understanding your own human nature is so important to becoming successful
  • why having your back against the wall with no other options is such a powerful situation to be in
  • how admitting to your own mortality and the shortness of life can help you to live a better life
  • how to approach Roberts books to get the most out of them
  • why owning a cat can help you to better understand the world

Read Books By Robert Greene

Robert Greene - The Laws of Human Nature

Robert Greene - The 48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene - Mastery

Robert Green's Blog: Power, War, and Seduction

Sep 13, 2019

Growing up, many of us are taught to have something to fall back on. A fail-safe in case our plans for life don't go exactly as planned. 

This can be a useful strategy, but sometimes having a fall back plan can shoot you in the foot. Some of the most successful people found their footing when there were no other options. 

This episode will discuss when it's appropriate for you to "burn the ships." This phrase refers to a story about Hernan Cortes. He had aspirations to conquer Mexico, but his men were fearful. They wanted to sail back to Cuba where there was an established settlement.

Sensing the anxiety in his men, Cortes secretly ordered that his ships be destroyed. His men found him out, but by that point, the ships had already been destroyed. He told his men that they could either be lords of Mexico, or they could sit there and die. 

Focused and motivated to avoid death, his men fell into line, and Cortes conquered Mexico with just a few hundred men. 

I learned this strategy from Robert Greene's 33 Strategies of War. I recently spoke to him in an interview for the Warrior Soul Podcast, and it will be published on September 16. 

If you found this episode helpful, please consider subscribing to the Warrior Soul Podcast and writing us a five-star rating and review on itunes. It really helps with getting this information into the hands of more Veterans and hard-charging civilians who are looking to get the most out of life. If you want to pay us the highest compliment, please share this episode out to someone who can use it.

Also, if you liked this episode, you'll probably also like these:

How to Get Through Hell, Smash Anxiety, and Become Unstoppable - Craig Ballantyne

How to Become More Productive with Yannis Pantelis

The Warriors Obituary Society

If you are a man who is searching for deeper meaning in life, consider joining our brotherhood, The Warrior's Obituary Society. This group empowers men to live epic lives worthy of epic obituaries. It consists of an 8 week development program centered on improving your fitness, finances, relationships, and impact on this world. From there, we continue the fight with weekly challenges, workouts, and guidance toward achieving your most valued goals. Learn more at https://courses.warriorbusinessacademy.com/courses/warrior-obituary/.

Support our amazing sponsor, FBOMB Nutrition, and get 20% off of your first order with the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout!

FBOMB makes delicious low carb fat fueled snacks including their amazing macadamia nut butters, oils, meat snacks, and cheese crisps.

They're also amazing people who send boxes of their products overseas to the troops on the front lines.

It's an amazing company and their products are top quality, which is why we have them as a sponsor.

You can also support the show by purchasing supplements from 1stPhorm. They make some of the best supplements in the world.

1stPhorm makes the greatest nutritional supplements in the world. Their Opti-Greens are the mainstay of my own micro-nutritional supplementation program. Whether you're looking to perform better, shed a few pounds, or look like a Greek God, their products will help you along on your way. Click the image below to shop now.

Sep 11, 2019

Many people overcomplicate productivity. 

They invest in expensive programs and planners, set up complicated systems, and at the end of the day, they set themselves up for failure. 

And when we fail, if we feel like we wasted a day or didn’t get everything done that we would have liked to, we can often fall into a negative thought pattern that leads to depression. 

Beyond this, the thoughts of what we should have done stay trapped in our minds. This tends to increase anxiety, interrupt our sleep, and in turn, translates to more lack of productivity the next day. 

So one of the biggest factors in getting you to live a happier, healthier, and freer life, ironically, is by disciplining yourself to get those most important tasks in your life done in a timely and efficient manner. 

But knowing this, where do most people go wrong?

It starts by understanding this: we chronically overestimate the amount of stuff we can do in a 24 hour period. 

Essentially, we stuff so much into our workdays that we get overwhelmed and overwhelm leads to procrastination. 

Generally, when you find yourself mindlessly scrolling on social media when you should be working, it’s not because you’d rather be looking at Instagram. 

It’s because you just don’t know what to do at that moment. 

So the biggest factor in avoiding procrastination is to make it as clear as possible what you’re going to be working on. 

So what I want to do here in this episode is to give you a few best practices that you can implement right here and right now after you listen to this show to help you avoid procrastination and get more done in your day. 

I’ll also include photographs of my daily planner in the show notes so you can see what I’m talking about. 

  1. Molskin Notebook for ProductivityYou don’t need an expensive planner, just get yourself a notebook. It can be a green monster, like those we used in the Corps, or it can be a moleskin. 
  2. Planning - You need to set time aside to plan your months, your weeks, and your days. 
    • On the last Sunday of every month, I plan the month ahead. I just number the days on a single page, and I use it as a radar. Any big events or deadlines I have for that month, I note there next to the number corresponding with the date. 
    • Each week, on Sunday, I plan out the next 6 days. I do this by making six boxes on a page. Then I separate my tasks based on the day. For example, I Mondays are my writing days, that’s when I draft out episodes for the podcast, Tuesdays are the days when I record my solo episodes, I use Wednesdays to write out show notes, Thursdays I work on building new products, and on Fridays and Saturdays I handle podcast planning and calls with clients. Separating tasks like this keeps me from overloading too much in any given day. 
    • Each night before I finish work, I plan the next day by writing out the tasks I need to accomplish. I work in two blocks of time. In the early morning, I’ll work on my hardest tasks - creative work that I need to do for the show. Then at 11AM each day, I put on my workout clothes, train for an hour, and then I return to work. In the afternoons, I handle tasks that take less brain power, like phone calls and administrative tasks like posting videos or blogs. One very important thing that I do each day is I make it a point to connect with one important person from my network each day. That’s normally a note, an email, or a call just to check on them to see how they’re doing. 
    • Calendar, once everything is written in my journal, I put everything into my mobile calender and I stick to the schedule there.
  3. Flexibility - One big thing we all know is that any plan, even the best of them, are subject to change. Inevitably there’s going to be something that comes up like an emergency or a fire you’ve got to put out. What’s important here is that you don’t get discouraged. So when I’m setting up my calendar for the day, I ensure that I include buffer time. This is time for transition from one task to another where I can catch up. I make sure that I have at least an hour of buffer time at the end of each day to close open loops. 
  4. Solo hour - one thing I learned as a squad leader in the Marine Corps was to be up at least an hour before any of my Marines. That gave me time to get myself straight, get my gear ready, and think. When my Marines finally got up, I could then be present to advise them and lead. I do the same thing today. I wake up at least an hour before anyone in my house is up. My clients aren’t awake, no one is trying to get in touch with me, and this gives me time to meditate, read, pray, and get my mind ready for the day ahead. 
  5. Finally, when I’m working on something, I do everything possible to get rid of all distractions. I avoid social media unless it’s a scheduled slot for me to interact or post. I turn my phone on airplane mode, and I run an app called Brain FM that plays focus music to help me concentrate, be more creative, and calm my nerves. 

Above all, the absolute key to success with this process is this: prioritizing your life. One thing we do as human beings too much is going after shiny objects that distract us from what we truly want to do. If you’re going after several different big goals, then your focus won’t be where it should be. Pick one main focus each month when it comes to your goals and focus on that. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast by Chris AlbertIf you found this episode helpful, please consider subscribing to the Warrior Soul Podcast and writing us a five-star rating and review on itunes. It really helps with getting this information into the hands of more Veterans and hard-charging civilians who are looking to get the most out of life. If you want to pay us the highest compliment, please share this episode out to someone who can use it. 

Also, if you liked this episode, you'll probably also like these:

How to Get Through Hell, Smash Anxiety, and Become Unstoppable - Craig Ballantyne

How to Become More Productive with Yannis Pantelis

The Warriors Obituary Society

If you are a man who is searching for deeper meaning in life, consider joining our brotherhood, The Warrior's Obituary Society. This group empowers men to live epic lives worthy of epic obituaries. It consists of an 8 week development program centered on improving your fitness, finances, relationships, and impact on this world. From there, we continue the fight with weekly challenges, workouts, and guidance toward achieving your most valued goals. Learn more at https://courses.warriorbusinessacademy.com/courses/warrior-obituary/.

Support our amazing sponsor, FBOMB Nutrition, and get 20% off of your first order with the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout!

FBOMB makes delicious low carb fat fueled snacks including their amazing macadamia nut butters, oils, meat snacks, and cheese crisps.

They're also amazing people who send boxes of their products overseas to the troops on the front lines.

It's an amazing company and their products are top quality, which is why we have them as a sponsor.

You can also support the show by purchasing supplements from 1stPhorm. They make some of the best supplements in the world.

1stPhorm makes the greatest nutritional supplements in the world. Their Opti-Greens are the mainstay of my own micro-nutritional supplementation program. Whether you're looking to perform better, shed a few pounds, or look like a Greek God, their products will help you along on your way. Click the image below to shop now.

Sep 9, 2019

Craig Ballantyne is a Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, creator of the Perfect Day Formula, and advisor to some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs. 

He's also widely touted as The World's Most Productive Man, and if you take a look at what he's been able to build you would agree.

At a young age, he turned his personal training business into a multi-million dollar online business empire. Since then, he's gone on to advise some of the most successful entrepreneurs both in the fitness world and in other industries including Bedros Keulian and Vince Del Monte. 

But there was a point where Craig was suffering big-time from the paralyzing effects of anxiety. His first attack happened when he was in the best shape of his life. He was working out and running almost every day and he had six-pack abs, but for six-months, he constantly felt like he was having a heart attack. 

He decided he needed to do something about it, so he set about reading everything he could to make it stop. Then he integrated systems and structures into his daily life to allow himself to become happier, healthier, more productive, more successful and ultimately more fulfilled.

His latest book Unstoppable: How to Get Through Hell, Overcome Anxiety, and Dominate in Business and Life shows you how you can integrate these practices and overcome anxiety for good. 

For many Veterans and hard-charging civilians, anxiety is a crippling factor that keeps them from being their absolute best. If you're dealing with crippling anxiety, this episode and Craig's book will help you by delivering simple practices that you can begin to implement immediately. 

You'll learn:

  • How to use simple breathing techniques to calm yourself down
  • How nutrition plays a role in easing anxiety
  • Why doing too much exercise can actually cause more anxiety
  • How consuming alcohol can disrupt the restorative processes in your body that can help ease anxiety
  • How you can get the benefits of meditation and yoga by starting with as little as a few minutes a day
  • Why having structure and discipline in your life is so important to reducing anxiety

And so much more. Craig really brought his top game to this episode and you will not be disappointed. 

[caption id="attachment_12760" align="alignleft" width="249"]Craig Ballantyne: Unstoppable Click the image to get a free copy of Unstoppable[/caption]

I highly suggest that you get both of Craig's books and that you sign up for his newsletter at www.craigballantyne.com. He delivers a free 90-day blueprint to each of his subscribers, and I can tell you from personal experience that Craig's writing is awesome. His blog was a huge influence on me and it helped me to get Warrior Soul Agoge off the ground by teaching me how to structure my day and get the most out of every minute. 

You can get a free copy of Unstoppable from Craig's site by clicking the image on this page.

Additionally, you should definitely take a look at Craig's blog Early to Rise at www.earlytorise.com.

If you liked this episode and found it helpful, please consider sharing it with someone else who could benefit. Also please consider writing a five-star rating and review for the Warrior Soul Podcast. These actions help us to get this information into the hands of more Veterans and people who are seeking to live their absolute best lives. 

Additionally, here are some other episodes that you may find helpful:

How to Beat Anxiety with Kevin Ashworth

Don't Take Refuge in Anxiety with Chris Albert

The Warriors Obituary Society

If you are a man who is searching for deeper meaning in life, consider joining our brotherhood, The Warrior's Obituary Society. This group empowers men to live epic lives worthy of epic obituaries. It consists of an 8 week development program centered on improving your fitness, finances, relationships, and impact on this world. From there, we continue the fight with weekly challenges, workouts, and guidance toward achieving your most valued goals. Learn more at https://courses.warriorbusinessacademy.com/courses/warrior-obituary/.

Support our amazing sponsor, FBOMB Nutrition, and get 20% off of your first order with the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout!

FBOMB makes delicious low carb fat fueled snacks including their amazing macadamia nut butters, oils, meat snacks, and cheese crisps.

They're also amazing people who send boxes of their products overseas to the troops on the front lines.

It's an amazing company and their products are top quality, which is why we have them as a sponsor.

You can also support the show by purchasing supplements from 1stPhorm. They make some of the best supplements in the world.

1stPhorm makes the greatest nutritional supplements in the world. Their Opti-Greens are the mainstay of my own micro-nutritional supplementation program. Whether you're looking to perform better, shed a few pounds, or look like a Greek God, their products will help you along on your way. Click the image below to shop now.

Sep 6, 2019

Interview begins at 08:15

Life is difficult. Whenever we try to do anything that is meaningful or difficult, obstacles tend to beseech us from every corner. 

This makes it easy to create a victim mentality, where you believe that the world is just trying to get in your way. 

But the truth is that the world owes us nothing. It's not coming after you, but you can't expect the world to bend over backward just because you're trying to do something meaningful to you. 

Ask yourself, "am I really doing everything I need to do to get to where I want to go?" 

Being truthful here means the difference between massive success and total failure. 

In this episode, we discuss practical steps you can take to get yourself out of victim mode and back onto the battlefield so that you can fight for what you want. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast empowers US Military Veterans, and anyone else willing to listen, to live their absolute best lives by delivering tools, tactics, strategies, and ideas to help them to become stronger, smarter, and more capable humans.

Please support the show by sharing these episodes out and by writing us a rating and review on itunes. Click the image to subscribe and leave a review.

The Warriors Obituary Society

If you are a man who is searching for deeper meaning in life, consider joining our brotherhood, The Warrior's Obituary Society. This group empowers men to live epic lives worthy of epic obituaries. It consists of an 8 week development program centered on improving your fitness, finances, relationships, and impact on this world. From there, we continue the fight with weekly challenges, workouts, and guidance toward achieving your most valued goals. Learn more at https://courses.warriorbusinessacademy.com/courses/warrior-obituary/.

Support our amazing sponsor, FBOMB Nutrition, and get 20% off of your first order with the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout!

FBOMB makes delicious low carb fat fueled snacks including their amazing macadamia nut butters, oils, meat snacks, and cheese crisps.

They're also amazing people who send boxes of their products overseas to the troops on the front lines.

It's an amazing company and their products are top quality, which is why we have them as a sponsor.

You can also support the show by purchasing supplements from 1stPhorm. They make some of the best supplements in the world.

1stPhorm makes the greatest nutritional supplements in the world. Their Opti-Greens are the mainstay of my own micro-nutritional supplementation program. Whether you're looking to perform better, shed a few pounds, or look like a Greek God, their products will help you along on your way. Click the image below to shop now.

 

Sep 4, 2019

August was a tough month. After attending a memorial service for a friend who passed away, another friend, the man who organized that service, passed away suddenly. 

Several days later, I got stricken with sickness: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Virus. 

Beyond that, business hadn't quite been going as expected and I faced dire financial circumstances. 

Angry, sad, and in a high degree of pain, I began searching for answers. This is why I began reading Viktor Frankl's classic book, Man's Search for Meaning.

The book details Frankl's 3-year experience in a Nazi concentration camp and how he survived by finding meaning in his captivity. It also explores how he dealt with life after he was freed when he learned that his wife, unborn child, and his entire family were murdered. 

The truth is that none of us are immune to suffering. We all face tragedy, hardship, and ultimately death. The key to life is in how we choose to deal with our suffering. 

Do we allow it to break us? Or do we allow it to make us stronger, wiser, and more capable humans?

These are the important themes discussed in this amazing book, and we explore them in this week's Warrior Notes Episode. 

To purchase Man's Search for Meaning on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MT10XI

When you use this link, a small portion of your purchase will go toward funding the Warrior Soul Podcast. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast empowers US Military Veterans, and anyone else willing to listen, to live their absolute best lives by delivering tools, tactics, strategies, and ideas to help them to become stronger, smarter, and more capable humans. 

Please support the show by sharing these episodes out and by writing us a rating and review on itunes. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast is made possible with the help of our sponsors at FBOMB Nutrition. Get 20% off of your first order of FBOMBS when you use the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout at www.dropanfbomb.com

 

Sep 2, 2019

 For Marines and Soldiers who serve in the infantry, many leave the military believing that they have no identifiable skills that they can apply in the civilian world as veterans. 

This is the farthest thing from the truth. 

In all actuality, serving in the infantry teaches you how to plan towards a goal, how to organize and delegate, and above all how to lead. These are invaluable skills that can be applied across industries and professions, and skills that are priceless for entrepreneurs. 

In this episode, we speak to Nick Velez, one of the founders of Bastards Canteen in Downey, California. 

Nick had absolutely no restaurant experience or business experience when he started Bastards. When the opportunity arose to take over a failing restaurant, he called his old friend Calvin Spencer, a Marine who served with him in Co E, 2nd Batallion, 4th Marines while they were deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. 

Calvin was going to culinary school at the time and he took over the menu. Meanwhile, Nick started planning the business. Rather than set up a traditional business plan, he created an Operations Order using the acronym OSMEAC that he learned from operational plans he'd seen in the Marine Corps. 

In the eight years that Bastards has been open, the restaurant has obtained rapid success. They're currently expanding to locations in Temecula, CA and Coachella. The Temecula location will be open 10 November 2019. 

In addition to Bastards, Nick has also started the Veterans' charity Save the Brave. His old commanding officer from Echo 2/4, Scott Huesing serves on the board and they are doing some amazing work in helping the Veteran Community. 

Scott's been on this show as a guest before. He is the author of the book Echo in Ramadi, which details the stories of his Marines in combat. 

In this episode, we brought on both Nick and Scott to discuss the lessons Nick learned in the Marine Corps, and how Veterans can apply what they've learned to obtain massive success. 

You'll learn:

  • why you shouldn't try to please everyone
  • how to use a technique you already know to create an amazing business plan
  • why you need to be flexible
  • how to keep going even in the face of massive tragedy

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Calvin Spencer and all of the Marines of 2/4, the Magnificent Bastards who are no longer with us. 

Aug 29, 2019

Over the past ten years, there's been a literal boom in Veteran charities. 501c3's have popped up in every corner of the country. 

Many of these organizations are doing great work, but they aren't getting much traction and they burn out quickly. This happens for three reasons:

1. They lack the marketing knowledge

2. They lack donors

3. They do not communicate with or work with each other

In this episode, I speak with Dave McConnell from Listening Post Ayr. Dave's organization does great work and is growing. 

He's also agreed to help in creating a database of small Veterans' organizations so that Veterans can find them and they so they can begin working together to promote each other. 

That list will be located at https://www.lpayr.org/services/help-by-state. 

I will also have this linked on the menu at Warriorsoulagoge.com. 

If you are interested in having your organization on this list, please contact Dave at david.mcconnell@lpayr.org.

 

Aug 26, 2019

As human beings we tend to think of life as an everlasting thing. That's why, when we lose someone, it hits hard. 

We've got to go on and live in this world without them. 

But the thing about life is that it isn't permanent. Every single one of us will face death at some point. 

And when we lose someone, it should remind us how important it is to actually live. 

This episode was created in honor of Corporal Jordan Pierson who was killed on August 25, 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq while serving in the United States Marine Corps. 

It was also created in honor of my friend Patrick "Juni" Gutierrez whom we lost last week. 

Aug 21, 2019

The Millennial Generation could also be called the Scapegoat Generation. There's not a day that goes by that I don't see a meme on social media mocking millennials for being weak, overly sensitive, or incompetent. 

What these memes and posts fail to take into account is that, if the millennial generation is weaker than other generations, and I do not think that's the case, it's because we've failed them. We've failed to guide them, to teach them, and to mentor them. 

This episode discusses an argument that I got into this week on Instagram involving a young man who was accused of planning a mass shooting in my hometown of Norwalk, Connecticut. 

I discuss our tendency as a society to point the finger, virtue signal, and pass the buck when it comes to giving real guidance. I also discuss why these weaknesses will lead to more mass shootings, and how I believe that we can all step up. 

Another theme here involves the Veteran Community, and how many of us find ourselves stigmatized and cast out of society because we do not fit "the mold" of normalcy. 

This episode was sponsored by FBOMB Nutrition. Get 20% off of your first order of FBOMBS by heading over to www.dropanfbomb.com and using the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout. 

 

 

Aug 19, 2019

When many think of the "Left" in the US political-ideological spectrum, they think of things like tolerance, equality, and anti-imperialism. 

Yet, that perspective is increasingly being called into question. 

In this episode, we bring in the perspective of someone from the Caribbean, a region that's existed in the shadow of US foreign policy throughout its history. 

Dr. Kirk Meighoo is a Trinidadian academic, former independent Senator, and political thought leader. 

He is also a former "Marxist" who argues that "leftist" and "progressive" thought is actually more aligned with imperialism than the traditional conservative ideological perspective if you look at the facts and the historical record. 

In this episode, we dissect the current political discourse in the United States with a discussion of topics ranging from US foreign policy to immigration.

This is surely one of our most controversial episodes, and regardless of what your political views are, it's aim is to get you to think.

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Aug 17, 2019

If you're a business owner, you need to hire Veterans. 

We all know that Veterans make for great employees, but few people know that businesses can actually make more money by hiring Veterans. 

Our guest today, US Air Force Veteran Robert Woods discovered this as he entered the job market. 

Specifically, he discovered that there are federal programs that will help to fund a Veteran's position, and allow the business and the Veteran employee to make more money. 

The problem: most employers don't want to do the paperwork and back work required to make it happen. 

That's where Robert's business Banneret comes in. 

His consultancy will come in, do the paperwork necessary and ensure that you have the workplace set up properly for training. 

In this interview, we discuss this amazing opportunity. We also discuss Robert's entrepreneurial journey, and how he got his start in New York City's tough business market. 

Connect with Robert on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-e-woods-iii-a86a5296/

 

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Aug 14, 2019

Empowering the US Military Veteran Community, and anyone else willing to listen, to live their best lives. 

We've been recording this podcast for four years now. In that time, we've interviewed some amazing guests and we've spoken about some very important subjects for the veteran community. 

In this episode, I discuss why the Warrior Soul Podcast exists, how we are expanding our mission, and what the future looks like. 

As I mention in this episode, there is a large graveyard of veteran oriented podcasts on iTunes who do not publish anymore. 

It's not because they failed. It's because they couldn't be consistent and they stopped publishing. 

I feel immense gratitude for being able to do this and to serve this amazing community. 

During the show, I also take you through the list of resources we provide as an organization ranging from this podcast to YouTube. On them, you will find tools and strategies to help you with fitness, your career, your business, and your relationships. 

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Join our community: The Warrior Soul Agoge Private Facebook Group

Support Warrior Soul's Mission

Our shirts are made by Marines for all Veterans. They are top quality, and if any shirt does not match up to your specifications, we will fix it. Check out the gear by clicking the image below:

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You can also support the show by purchasing supplements from 1stPhorm. They make some of the best supplements in the world. 

Aug 12, 2019

Charlie Cina is the author of the book Expose and Close: Simple Networking, Marketing and Sales Techniques to Activate, Acquire, and Achieve Massive Success. 

He's worked in high-level sales environments for the last three decades, building sales teams and driving revenue for some of the top companies in the world across various industries.

He's also sold into multiple billion-dollar casino projects on the Las Vegas strip, including the Wynn Resort, Palazzo Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, and the MGM Grand. 

Currently, Charlie represents Lightspeed VT, one of the top companies in the world of Virtual Interactive Online Training. 

But if you were lucky enough to meet Charlie at a conference, or in passing at a coffee shop, that's not what he'd tell you at first. Charlie would tell you that he "empowers speakers, trainers, and subject matter experts to monetize their content worldwide in three easy steps." 

For Charlie, success starts with telling people who you are, what you do, what problems you can help them solve, or how you can make their lives better. 

His recently released book Expose and Close is one of the easiest to read, most digestible, and helpful books on sales that I have ever read. 

In a world where everyone has the next "trick" or technological "hack," Charlie offers a refreshing trip back to basic skills that could make you extremely successful in all areas of your life. 

Key Lessons

  1. Your name is powerful. Talk to people, give them your name and ask them for theirs. According to Charlie, there are life-changing opportunities within arms reach of you every time you go out in public. The simple act of approaching people and saying "Hi my name is ______, what's your name?" is responsible for a large part of Charlie's success. 

  2. Don't tell people what you are, tell them who you are, what you do, and how you can help them. As I wrote before, Charlie doesn't go around telling people that he's a salesman. He tells them "I empower speakers, trainers, and subject matter experts to monetize their content worldwide in three easy steps." This simple statement gets people wanting to know more, while the "I'm a salesman" statement would have been a non-starter for most people. 

  3. Dress for success. You are a package, and you need to wrap your package effectively if you want people to be interested in you. 

  4. It's not all about technology. In the internet age, it's easy to think that technology could do all of the work for us, but Charlie thinks this is a mistake. Though he says social media is important, the old fashioned techniques of cold calling and knocking on doors are still vital forms of communication. 

Advice for Veterans

Charlie was extremely enthusiastic about coming onto the Warrior Soul Podcast and speaking to our audience of veterans because he sees so much potential in the US Military Veteran community. 

Many of you have been through things that most people could not grasp. You have dealt with people of all types, and you have overcome obstacles that would make many people break. 

If you can do that, you have what it takes to be a successful salesperson or entrepreneur. 

Whether you are in sales or not, I highly suggest that you get a copy of Charlie's book by clicking on its image.

Additionally, Charlie just released his new virtual training course at www.exposeandclose.com. Currently, he's offering this course at a massive discount. 

Normally, it runs for $1,000, but it's being sold for a limited time for our audience at $297. I enrolled in the training myself, and I can tell you the

 

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Aug 8, 2019

I don't want to be another talking head giving my opinion on the mass shooting problem here in the US. 

Nor do I want to be just another wonk trying to leverage for political positioning. 

What I want is a real solution, and no real solution is going to come from legislation. 

Aug 6, 2019

Kevin Meier is the creator of the Pure BullFit channel on YouTube. He's also a certified personal trainer and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

I first heard about Kevin several weeks prior to this conversation while I was watching YouTube while eating lunch. 

As many of you know, I spent six years as a fitness "YouTuber" and had some pretty pitiful success when it came to growing the channel. I guess people didn't like my pretty face lol. 

In all, I found YouTube Fitness to be a veritable cesspool of misinformation and pseudo-academic garbage. 

There are, however a few channels that really shine through when it comes to providing excellent information, and I consider Kevin's to be amongst them.

Pure Bullfit is an excellent resource for separating fact from fiction when it comes to fitness and I'd recommend it to people at all levels. 

It's fun, entertaining, and informative. 

Kevin is also a great dude with a huge heart. In this conversation, we speak about his journey through the US Marine Corps, his introduction to fitness, and his YouTube channel. 

We also have a great discussion about who you should be following on YouTube and who you should avoid like the black plague. 

To subscribe to Pure Bullfit: CLICK HERE

To work with Kevin and the other great coaches at the Damn Collective: CLICK HERE

 

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Aug 1, 2019

In this episode we bring Remi Adeleke back onto the show to talk about his new book Transformed

This book is the best book I've read in 2019, and I literally could not put it down once I started reading it. Remi was born of Nigerian royalty.

His father was a successful engineer who wanted to help to make Nigeria prosperous, but corruption stood in his way. Remi's father died when Remi was only 5, and the government seized his assets, leaving his family penniless. 

Remi's American mother was forced to move Remi and his brother back to the United States to the Bronx. The streets became Remi's father and he found himself running scams, dealing drugs, and barely graduating high school. 

His life took a massive turn when he met a US Navy recruiter who helped him get his record wiped clean. Remi joined the Navy and eventually went on to become a Navy Seal. Since leaving the Navy, Remi has become an actor and recently appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight. 

Remi's book isn't just a self-help book nor is it a military biography. It is a testament to the power of God in peoples' lives and of faith's ability to completely transform those who accept it. 

You can find Remi's book on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2SVOZkz

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Jul 30, 2019

Life definitely has its ups and its downs, and all of us find ourselves in a situation where we feel stuck at one time or another. 

Normally, self-help gurus will tell you that, to get out of a rut, you need to write down goals and develop an action plan. While these are valuable exercises, the problem with this is that, because you're in a rut in the first place, the path forward isn't easy to come by. 

As such, writing down goals or attempting to create a vision can be a near meaningless experience and a huge waste of time if you aren't in the right mindset. 

This episode will take you through what you need to do to get to that point step-by-step, point-by-point. 

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Jul 27, 2019

Daryl Hill is a Marine Corps Veteran and US Naval Academy Graduate.

Unfortunately, PTSD and suicide are two of the most commonly associated words with the US military veteran community. They are problems that have plagued us since the beginning of the Global War on Terror. 

But many people have misconceptions about both of these phenomena. This is why Daryl decided to create his latest two projects: The Truth About PTSD and The War on Suicide.

Each of these projects takes an in depth look at the human psyche and the fact that neither of these are exclusively related to military service. 

In this conversation, Dary enlightens us as to what he's learned...

You can learn more about each project here: 

www.thetruthaboutptsd.net

www.thewaronsuicide.com

 

Jul 24, 2019

When we have problems or obstacles in front of us, anxiety is a natural thing. 

But many of us allow anxiety to paralyze us into non-action. 

Here's the thing, the longer you wait to meet your problems head on, the more anxiety you'll feel and the more it will affect the rest of your life. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast is a podcast your US Military Veterans who are seeking to live their absolute best lives hosted by US Marine Corps Veteran Chris Albert. 

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Jul 22, 2019

Those voices. They come up whenever you're trying to do anything important, and whenever you're trying to change your life. 

In many ways, you can be your own worst enemy and your own greatest critic. But you need to overcome that if you want to become who you want to be. 

This episode will deliver some tools I've used to overcome my own negativity. They're free, they're expedient, but they aren't easy. 

Let me know what you think. 

 

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Jul 15, 2019

Growing up, I never had much money. As I went off into adulthood, I did so without a deep education in financial matters...

And that has caused me many problems. 

In this episode, I discuss things I've done to increase my financial IQ. The biggest aspect of this is reading and research. 

Here is a list of books that I've learned from:

Books I recommend on investing (I do make a small commission from Amazon if you buy from these links):

The Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Haram https://amzn.to/2LgGQWO

Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins https://amzn.to/2XC5TW4

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham https://amzn.to/2JH5qN8

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel https://amzn.to/2XCPtg5

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley https://amzn.to/2G4whly

 

Jul 9, 2019

Whenever life doesn't go as planned and you face an obstacle or a problem, you have a choice: to allow that obstacle to make you weaker or stronger. 

Regardless of the course of your life, you choose how you want to live. 

 

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